DNA reveals the true age of Granddad the lungfish
How old was Granddad the lungfish, the world’s oldest aquarium fish? Spoiler alert: it’s a super-prime number.
New findings offer hope for the endangered sawfish
Scientists have recorded largetooth sawfish in the Archer River in Queensland, offering conservation hope for one of the most endangered groups of species on the planet.
Outlining the risk for Aussie shark extinction
A new action plan assesses the extinction risk for Australian sharks making it easier to protect them.
Creatures great and small: how water temperature influences marine copepod size
Supporting Bergmann’s Rule, we found temperature predicts marine copepod size. This could influence the amount of food available for fish.
Bristling with pride: abyssal bristle worm named in our honour
Scientists have named a newly-described polychaete or bristle worm from Australia's deep abyss after CSIRO.
Winning the war on Great Barrier Reef crown-of-thorns starfish
A new approach to culling crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef has significantly reduced their numbers helping the coral return.
Fishers reel in record-breaking Southern Bluefin tuna
A record-breaking tuna first tagged in the Great Australian Bight in 1994 is giving scientists a rare glimpse into the life of these ocean marathon runners.
Invisible ID: using microbes to ‘fingerprint’ ocean health
Sequencing the DNA of marine microbes is enabling scientists to track changes to marine ecosystems to help with restoration efforts.
Reeling in smart tech for sustainable fishing
Could technology change the face of fishing? We asked our experts to reflect on one of our winning competition entries as part of this World Oceans Day series.
Fish detectives use eDNA to tally tropical species
Our marine biologists are using environmental DNA (eDNA), fragments of DNA shed by fish into the marine environment, to detect tropical fish species in Australia.
Ashmore Reef: An island refuge of underwater wonders
Welcome to the Ashmore Reef Marine Park. This remote sanctuary is brimming with life, above and below the water. Each year around 100,000 seabirds breed here!